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June 19, 2018

Keep Immigrant Families Together

A child wrenched from her mother’s breast as she nurses. A frightened five-year old being torn from his father’s arms. Hundreds of desperate parents pleading with US border officials to remain with all they have left – their young children. In the name of “homeland security” and fed by ugly political grandstanding and racism, these cruel and coercive separations are…

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June 18, 2018

ABC News, Telemundo, & Univision: Futbol con Corazón in the News

Our third annual Futbol con Corazón soccer tournament was a rousing success, bringing together several hundred community members and volunteers in support of our unaccompanied minors – children who left their families and fled their countries to escape persecution, abandonment, exploitation, serious deprivation, and/or violence. Under the stewardship of Diana Otero, Program Director for Refugee & Immigration Services San Mateo,…

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May 30, 2018

Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services yearly serves more than 100 unaccompanied minor refugees seeking guidance, compassion, and legal assistance during our weekly workshops. Read more about Catholic Charities services in our Summer issue of Changing Lives

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May 11, 2018

Ethan Bortnick Talks to KTVU”s Heather Holmes About Catholic Charities Fundraising Event

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April 30, 2018

Catholic Charities Sunday – May 12-13, 2018

Together, we are caring for our brothers and sisters. With your support, we are doing this work together. Catholic Charities supports families struggling with homelessness; cares for aging adults and adults with disabilities;…

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April 26, 2018

Catholic Charities Names New Chief Development Officer

Catholic Charities of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin, one of the Bay Area’s largest human services agencies, is pleased to welcome Patricia Feeney Gallagher, CFRE as Chief Development Officer. In this new position, Gallagher will be responsible for providing innovative leadership and strategic vision to all aspects of Catholic Charities’ development and fundraising program. Gallagher will join Catholic Charities…

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March 23, 2018

All Hands on Deck for Mini Coast Guard Training!

U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant (LTJG) Carolyn Smith’s interest was so piqued as she jogged by our Treasure Island Child Development Center (TICDC) that she broke her run to speak with Kathie Autumn, TICDC Program Director. Kathie shared that 95% of the families served at TICDC are low-income and reflect the multicultural character of San Francisco. At the Center, little…

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March 9, 2018

Celebrating Dedication, Hope, And Transformation At Catholic Charities

Global Music Sensation, Ethan Bortnick, to Headline Gala Event May 24 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 5, 2018 – Catholic Charities of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin, one of the Bay Area’s largest human services agencies, is pleased to announce the 21st Annual Loaves & Fishes Dinner & Gala on Thursday, May 24, at The Palace Hotel. Celebrating the…

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March 2, 2018

Experts point out the risks of deportations for those who process asylum or U Visa

The application for visa or political asylum does not exempt immigrants from deportation. Catholic Charities Program Director Diana Otero recently spoke with Univision 14 about precautions immigrants should take due to recent ICE activity in the Bay Area. Click here to view the story. Please wait while you are redirected...or Click Here…

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February 20, 2018

Black History Month Staff Reflection: Stan Stone

Stan Stone, Activity and Volunteer Coordinator at Catholic Charities Peter Claver Community is a poet. In honor of Black History Month, he shares a moving tribute to his 90-year old father, John Stone, at left at age 22.       I Am the Son of a Black Man   I am the son of Black man Who was raised in the…

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